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Appendix H. Perl DBI API Reference

This appendix describes the Perl DBI application programming interface. The API consists of a set of methods and attributes for communicating with database servers and accessing databases from Perl scripts. The appendix also describes MySQL-specific extensions to DBI provided by DBD::mysql, the MySQL database driver.

DBI is currently at version 1.601, although most of the material here applies to earlier versions as well. I assume here a minimum version of DBI 1.40, which requires at least Perl 5.6.0 (and 5.6.1 is preferred to 5.6.0). I also assume a minimum version of DBD::mysql 3.0000_0. Changes in DBI or DBD::mysql behavior introduced after those minimum versions are noted. For mysql_server_prepare support, ...

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